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The Grudge (US BD) & The Grudge 3 (R1) in May

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of The Grudge on 12th May 2009. Takashi Shimizu’s US remake of his Japanese original Ju-On comes to Blu-ray with both the theatrical and director’s cut versions of the film on the disc.

Coded for all regions (A, B and C), extras are in standard definition. Features include:

  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English and French 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • English (Film & Extras), English SDH and French subtitles (Film only)
  • Featurette: A Powerful Rage: Behind the Grudge - a five part making-of documentary
  • Featurette: Under the Skin Featurette - explores the medical explanation of the fear response in film
  • Featurette: The “Grudge” House: An Insider’s Tour
  • Featurette: Sights and Sounds: The Storyboard Art of Takashi Shimizu
  • Featurette: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Video Diary
  • Featurette: KaDee Strickland’s Video Diary
  • JU-ON Short Film: 4444444444
  • JU-ON Short Film: In a Corner
  • Photo Montage: Production Designer’s Notebook: The Sketches of Iwao Saito
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary with Writer Stephen Susco, Producers Sam Raimi and Rob Talbert, and Actors Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea Duvall, KaDee Strickland and Ted Raimi
  • Commentary with Director Takashi Shimizu, Producer Taka Ichise and Actress Takako Fuji

Also released on 12th May is the straight-to-disc The Grudge 3 on Region 1 DVD. In this sequel directed by Toby Wilkins, Kayako's curse from The Grudge and The Grudge 2 continues killing the residents of a Chicago apartment building.

Features include:
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Tokyagoria" Featurette
  • "The Curse Continues" Featurette

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